ACES class with Fairy Ring of Calvatia booniana

Mycology at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

October 21, 2019 | Vera Evenson
Like huge fairy rings of mushrooms that spread out into the vast prairies and rolling hills of our Rocky Mountain Region, information about Colorado’s fungi – mushrooms in particular – has emanated from Denver Botanic Gardens’ mycology herbarium for the past half-century. Now named the Sam Mitchel...Learn more
ECHO Summit

Every Child, Every Place, Everywhere

October 17, 2019 | Melissa Gula
Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to announce that on October 26 we will be hosting the third annual Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit. ECHO supports providing all young children with daily access to quality outdoor environments to encourage healthy growth and development. ECHO is a...Learn more
Glow at the Gardens

The Mysterious History of the Jack-o’-Lantern

October 16, 2019 | Special Events
In just a few days, the Gardens will dress up for Halloween for Glow at the Gardens™ , our nighttime celebration of all things pumpkin. Using all real pumpkins grown by local farmers, our team of pumpkin artists will create nearly a dozen larger-than-life pumpkin sculptures, hand-carved showpiece...Learn more
The Salt Valley outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

From The Stans With Love

October 11, 2019 | Kevin Williams
A 34-hour flight brought us 12 time zones away. We touched down in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the golden, late-summer steppe, with foothills and mountains to our left. It felt like landing outside of Boulder. Throughout our trip, we were astounded by how a place could feel so strange and yet so much...Learn more
Mycology Lab Seasonal Justin Loucks teaches a fascinated youngster about fungi at the Telluride Mushroom Festival.

Mycological Splendor in the San Juans

October 7, 2019 | Rick Levy
As we turned southward out of Montrose, the deep green of a damp forest surrounding the towering San Juan Mountains reassured us that this trip would prove worthwhile. Dr. Andy Wilson and I were making our way to the Telluride Mushroom Festival for the second time. Last year had been notoriously...Learn more
Blossoms of Lights

Think You Can Wait to Book Your Holiday Party? Think Again!

October 4, 2019 | Special Events
The tradition of gathering together in the winter months goes back almost as far as humanity itself. Today, that tradition is celebrated by families, friends, and even by companies and organizations that want to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of their team over the past year...Learn more
An aerial drone image of the Secret Passage bed of the Welcome Garden.

The Life of a Plant Mapper

October 2, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
To my friends in college I was always the crazy plant lady with a baby palm tree in her apartment, but I’ve found that here at Denver Botanic Gardens I’m the least “planty” of the plant people. I just finished my degree in Environmental Science & Policy at Chapman University in Southern...Learn more
Fall Plant and Bulb Sale

So I Want to Plant Some Bulbs – Help!

September 24, 2019 | Special Events
With the temperatures still soaring into the high 80s, it’s hard to believe that it’s already time to prepare our gardens for fall bulb planting. But, if a thriving bed of brilliant or pastel blooms is your goal for this spring, now is the time to begin! Our annual Fall Plant & Bulb Sale is the...Learn more
Cucurbita argyrosperma is used by the Tohono O’odham and Hopi people of the American South west, on display in the Orangery.

Celebrating Crop Wild Relative Week

September 23, 2019 | Sarada Krishnan
The Crop Science Society of America has designated September 22-29 as Crop Wild Relative Week . Crop Wild Relatives (CWRs) are the wild cousins of our cultivated crops that we eat every day. Over time, plant domestication has led to the development and use of improved varieties in modern...Learn more
Frasera speciosa (also known as green gentian, elkweed or monument plant)

An Adventure in Unusual Alpine Flora on Colorado Mountains

September 17, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
During my time as the Rock Alpine Garden intern, I have been lucky enough to embark on many adventures into the field. I’ve added fencing around the montane gardens at Mount Goliath, summited Mount Evans to collect herbarium specimens with Horticulture Specialist Amy Schneider, hiked across...Learn more
Girl Scout Exploration Day - Junior “Gardener”

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Junior “Gardener”

September 12, 2019 | Melissa Gula
Calling all aspiring gardeners! Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on Sept. 21, 2019 for our 4th annual Junior “Gardener” Girl Scout Exploration Day. Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home...Learn more
Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits

Sensory Processing & Autism Resource Kits Now Available

September 5, 2019 | Catharine McCord
Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to announce that our Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (S.P.A.R.K.) are available for use, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis! They may be checked out from the Information Desk in the Boettcher Center Lobby at our York Street location...Learn more

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